ge·​la·​to | \ jə-ˈlä-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce gelato (audio) , je- \
plural gelati\ jə-​ˈlä-​tē How to pronounce gelati (audio) , je-​ \ also gelatos

Definition of gelato

: a soft rich ice cream containing little or no air

Examples of gelato in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Le Macaron menu includes a variety of handcrafted macarons, available in 20 flavors, gourmet chocolates, creamy French gelato, European-style coffees, classic Fresh pastries and homemade candies. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Le Macaron will bring French pastries to The Corners of Brookfield in spring 2020," 21 Nov. 2019 Locals and visitors come here throughout the day for breakfast (cappuccino and cornetto is typical in these parts), gelato, and aperitivo in the evening. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 But Hastings said that when people see the Mexican restaurant, beer garden, pizza eatery with coffee and gelato that will open in that building, everyone will be walking, running or biking to get there. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A new three-story building will bring a beer garden, Mexican restaurant, pizza and coffee shop to downtown Sussex," 29 Jan. 2020 Louie Comella is opening Italian American Grocery on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m., next door to his Gelazzi gelato and pizza shop located at 3601 White Oak. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "A proper Italian grocery store is opening this week in the Heights," 15 Jan. 2018 Elsewhere in the neighborhood, Amarino has opened its second location (50 JFK St. at Winthrop Street), with more than 25 gelato flavors, frozen macarons, waffles, and crepes. Kara Baskin,, "Tables: Akunowicz ready to strike out on her own," 14 June 2018 Containers nearby are filled with colorful rows of gelato flavors, mochi and macarons. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Here's a sneak peek inside Whole Foods, uptown Charlotte's new grocery store," 11 June 2018 Gelateria Uli founder Uli Nasibova shares how the different areas of Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley and Thai Town in Los Angeles, inspire her gelato flavors. Steve Saldivar,, "What does L.A. taste like? One immigrant woman shows the diversity of the city through ice cream," 31 May 2018 The shop, to open around May 15, is to offer about 24 gelato flavors with ingredients from Italy, including pistachios from Bronte, a little town in Sicily, and hazelnuts from the Piedmont region. Rosalie R. Radomsky, New York Times, "Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gelato

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelato

Italian, literally, frozen

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“Gelato.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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